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  • (MECCA.) Abd al-Ghaffar.

    Photograph of the Kaaba and Mecca.. Mecca, c. 1885-1888

    This important photograph of Mecca and Islam’s holiest site represents a milestone in the photographic history of the Middle East.

    $25,000

  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander

    The President, General McClellan and Suite on the Battle-Field of Antietam. New York: Mathew Brady, 1862

    This photograph of Lincoln at Antietam is one of the best-known images of the Civil War

    $22,000

  • Cameron, Julia Margaret

    G. F. Watts. Cameron, October 1865

    This splendid portrait is inscribed and signed on the mount by Cameron: “G.F. Watts From Life not enlarged Julia Margaret Cameron.”

    $22,000

  • (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM.) Whipple, J. A.

    Photograph portrait of Lincoln and his sons Willie and Tad at their home in Springfield, Illinois.. Boston: J. A. Whipple, Summer 1860

    Abraham Lincoln at his home in Springfield.  “Lincoln stands on the terrace of the only house he ever owned. He called it his ‘little brown cottage’ and bought it for $1500 in 1844 from the Reverend Charles Dresser, an Episcopal rector who had married the Lincolns in 1842. Here Lincoln’s sons Eddie, Willie, and Tad were born, and here he was living when elected President” (Ostendorf). Lincoln stands with his sons Willie and Tad, who is barely visible behind a post.

    $20,000

  • (ARCHITECTURE)

    Photographic album of Gothic architecture and proposed designs for the Royal Courts of Justice, London. Various places, 1868-70

    This splendid album contains 120 fine medium and large format photographs of Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture.

    $20,000

  • (LINCOLN ,ABRAHAM.) Gardner, Alexander

    Photograph of the execution of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Washington, 7 July 1865

    The hanging of the Lincoln assassination conspirators.

    $20,000

  • TWAIN ,MARK. (CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.)

    A collection documenting the early life of Samuel Clemens and his family in Iowa. Various places, mainly Iowa, 1850s-1880s

    This unique collection of photographs, books, letters, and other objects is from the Creel family, Samuel Clemens’s relations on his mother’s side. One highlight of the collection is the charming ambrotype portrait of young Ella Creel, one of Sam’s “favorite companions” and a “one-time sweetheart.”

    $18,000

  • (APOLLO 11.) Armstrong, Neil

    Photograph of Buzz Aldrin standing on the moon with the American flag and the lunar module, signed by all three crew members: Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins. NASA, 1969

    A CLASSIC SPACE PHOTOGRAPH, signed by the crew of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the Moon: Neil Armstrong (commander), Buzz Aldrin (lunar module pilot), and Michael Collins (command module pilot).

    $18,000

  • SLAVERY ,AMERICAN

    Important Pair of Daguerreotypes: Black Nurse with White Baby and the Child’s Parents. Talbot County, Maryland or Texas, c. 1853

    This striking pair of daguerreotypes evokes the complex relationships between slaves and slave owners in the American South, especially between white families and the trusted slaves who cared for their children.

    the pair: $18,000

  • (BENJAMIN, JUDAH P.) Mathew Brady Studio.

    Judah P. Benjamin. [New York: Mathew Brady Studio, late 1850s.]

    This is a splendid hand-colored Brady Imperial salt print of one of the great figures in American Jewish history.

    $17,000